Saturday Night Ebola Fever

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Saturday Night Ebola Fever
27th October 2014

A London nightclub has come under fire for organising an Ebola-themed Halloween night. The elite club, Scotch of St James club was set to host a night called ‘Saturday Night Ebola Fever’.

The organisers have now apologised saying they wanted to organise a charity party, not make fun of people dying.

A statement on the club's website said "Though the aim was always to raise awareness and funds to help fight Ebola, we have now realised the potential to cause upset and have therefore decided to rename the event with a more appropriate title."

They're not the only ones skirting around bad taste for Halloween. There's been more controversy after a US company began selling Ebola contamination suits as costumes.


The UK's largest fancy dress supplier said it would not stock Ebola costumes and is careful not to buy in anything that could cause offence.


Manager Andy Andreou said: 'we often get requests for costumes that are bad taste and we have to be able to say 'I'm really sorry, we don't do that'. It's tough because sometimes they say to you, 'oh, go on, I just want it for a laugh'. But we have to be really careful'.

The Not The One Show panel discuss if Halloween gives people the opportunity to take it too far.

 

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